Registration for our winter programs is now open.
Early childhood classes begin the week of January 2, 2018
Private lessons are ongoing for the fall semester, but there are still openings - check it out online!
Apple Tree Arts was awarded a $219,000 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF) for the continued renovation of the Great Hall and the studios and classrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors!!
We have the matching funds required to receive the grant. Donna Blanchard, executive director of Apple Tree Arts was thrilled to be given the grant for the second time from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. “It’s an amazing honor to receive a grant commensurate with the amount highly worthy organizations in the state received,” said Blanchard. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Museum of Science and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum were given a similar amount.
The MCFF received 131 applications for the highly competitive grant round with $28 million sought for projects. The awards included 61 capital grants totaling about $8.9 million and 18 planning grants totally about $400,000. Donna Blanchard executive director of Apple Tree Arts was thrilled to be given the grant for the second time from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. “It’s an amazing honor to receive a grant commensurate with the amount highly worthy organizations in the state received,” said Blanchard. Apple Tree Arts, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Museum of Science and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum were given a similar amount.
Integrated sound and lighting systems, black-out window treatments, stage rigging and curtains for the Great Hall are all included in the grant, as well as providing audio equipment and smart boards for Apple Tree Arts’ classrooms and practice studios on the second and third floor of the building.
We are thrilled!
We are launching a Share a Chair Fundraiser! For only $250, families can sponsor a chair for the Great Hall. Each chair will be outfitted with a plaque honoring a person of your choice: a student, a parent, or in memory of a loved one. These chairs will be used for performances and events in the Great Hall for years to come!
The community chorus will perform Handel's Messiah in the Great Hall at Apple Tree Arts on Friday, December 1, at 7pm. The performance includes four professional soloists and a chamber orchestra.
Tickets will be available at the door.
Apple Tree Arts is excited to announce that we are now using Jackrabbit Music to manage our classes! This software will make things simpler and more streamlined on our end so we can better communicate with our families and students!
If you or a member of your family is currently enrolled in a class at Apple Tree Arts (summer or fall 2016), please check out your new Customer Portal. Please make sure your contact information is correct and kindly update it if not. Click here for Customer Portal.
If you or a member of your family is not currently enrolled in a class but plan to enroll in the future, please go to the Web Registration Form. Please enter your contact information and a Customer Portal page will be created for you. Click here for the Web Registration Form.
Through your new Customer Portal, you will be able to:
Enroll in classes (private lessons must still be scheduled through the office)
View student/class schedule
See payment history
Update your contact information
You will receive emails through Jackrabbit from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please enter this email into your contacts so these important messages are not filtered to Spam.
Enrollment for Grades 1-4 Theatre: How to Train Your Reindeer and Show Choir begins on November 1st. Enrollment for all other Winter/Spring Semester classes will be available on December 1st.
Please don't hesitate to call us at 508-839-4286 or email us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
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Thank you for your help!
We need your help! Your donation will support the renovation of the second and third floors of the Grafton Town House to become a performance arts center, with a ‘Great Hall,’ classrooms, studios and office space.
The Grafton Town House restoration project is essential to the future of our mission to continue to enrich the community through the arts. The restoration will allow Apple Tree Arts to offer more classes in music and theatre arts, a variety of performances and community theatre productions for all ages.
We appreciate your donation or pledge to the capital campaign. You can do it in four easy ways:
• Mail a check to us at One Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519
• Call us at 508-839-4286 to use a credit card (Visa, Master Card, or American Express)
• Visit us at One Grafton Common
• Donate online using PayPal